Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Healthy and Tasty Breakfast!

A Healthy and Tasty Breakfast! 
A healthy breakfast re-fuels your child’s brain and body from a long night of sleep.  Your child is more likely to feel good; have tons of energy; and do better in school and life with a healthy breakfast!  Here is my recommendation for a great energy producing meal. In my book, a meal should made-up of these three components (at least one from each category):
  1. A high-quality protein such as (pastured, free-range eggs; grass-fed, organic meat; organic, raw nuts or a vegetarian protein such as hemp seeds or vegan protein powder).
  2. A high quality carbohydrate such as (fruit, especially berries; green leafy or above ground vegetables).
  3. A high quality fat such as (avocado; organic flax seed oil; organic, coconut oil and/or krill oil. For children I like adding extra DHA).
Cereal, milk, orange juice, toast, pancakes, Pop-Tarts®…. may taste good and may be what we had for breakfast, as kids, but it doesn’t support a child’s creativity or drive to be the best they can be.  I wish I had the time to write a separate e-mail dispelling the so-called “healthy myths” of the foods I just mentioned. I can say that the only people who want you to eat or drink them are the people who make them – they should not be part of your or your child’s breakfast. (this is just my personal suggestion as a holistic practitioner and father).
Your child’s future depends on many things, with one of the biggest being, how well they perform in school. How they start their day, meaning what they put into their body in the morning, called breakfast will determine their production level through-out the entire day. It’s that important. Here is an analogy:  If you owned a $300,000 Ferrari would you fill it with 87 octane, regular gas?  I doubt you would.  Your child is really a priceless 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet Pininfarina SWB. Your child is not a 73′ Ford Pinto, right?  Your child, as well as you and I, require and deserve the best fuel possible. Their future depends on it!

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